The first question that I am going to answer: Describe your typical creative process… (Thanks Andy M).
As I do mainly cartoons I will describe the cartoon creation process in a diagram and then broken into stages:
These are the stages I go through when doing a cartoon. I will say more about them another time.
Thinking of the idea
This is the most difficult part. If you mess this up the whole thing will be a disaster.
Doing a rough version
This is the most tricky aspect. If you botch this up the whole thing will be a fiasco.
Pencilling it in
This is the most challenging phase. If you muck this up the whole thing will be a catastrophe.
Inking it in
This is the most demanding stage. If you foul this up the whole thing will be a calamity.
Scanning it and editing it using the computer
This is the most arduous step. If you bungle this up the whole thing will be a debacle.